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Dion's tip of the week

Q: What are the five best or handiest tools for a Kiwi home DIYer?

  1. Electric multi tool – these have different cutting blade options that will cut almost anything. They are also safe and easy to use.
  2. Cordless impact drill – drives screws in with ease and won’t strip screw heads.
  3. Dog bar – best hand tool for de-nailing timber.
  4. Electric skill saw – a must for cutting all types of timber.
  5. Orbital electric sander – makes life easy when preparing surfaces for painting.

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Look no further. Our team of experts is here to share their knowledge and experience and help you look after your property or vehicle, faster and smarter. 

Dion’s DIY tips

On the hunt for some practical advice for your own home DIY project? We asked HOMEmade DIY specialist, Dion South, for a few tips to help ‘build’ your knowledge and make the process as stress-free as possible.

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Melissa’s tips for your home makeover

Looking for advice for your home makeover project? We asked HOMEmade interior designer, Melissa Greenough, for her top tips to help you find your inspiration, as well as some practical advice for navigating your way to a great outcome.

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We’ve put together straightforward answers to some commonly asked questions, as well as tips and examples to help you better understand insurance.

NZ Home Security Infographic

We’ll be there for you if the unexpected happened at your place – but as with most things, prevention is far better than cure. So, we’ve dipped into our Home Security Survey for a few facts and created some helpful tips to keep your home, safe and secure.

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Winter Weather Wisdom

With the cold snap hitting the country, we’ve put together a few winter tips to help you look after your home and car.

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At AA Insurance we genuinely care about the future of young people, helping families, and having a positive impact in the community. You can find out the latest news about our sponsorships and partnerships right here.

Helping students become financially literate

Most kids tend to believe that money grows on trees, until they must start paying for things themselves. It can often be a hard lesson to learn, but last month 30 Pasifika students from three South Auckland schools had a crash course in one of the most important parts of finance: insurance.

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Giving people reasons to care

It’s not often freebies come with no strings attached, but that’s exactly what happened when thousands of Kiwis recently received their free coffee, Mr Whippy ice-cream or bus ride from AA Insurance.

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We're here to help you with your insurance - whatever situation you might find yourself in. Our customers share some of the situations they find themselves in, as they share their AA Insurance claim experience with you here.


4 Sept 2017 - Learn how the AA Insurance team got things sorted after Scott's elderly mother had a car accident.


28 July 2017 - Michael was impressed by his experience with AA Insurance after his car was hit at a busy intersection. Find out more.


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